Kobe Bryant made his third buzzer-beater this season, a 3-pointer from the left wing that enabled the Lakers to complete a rally from a 20-point deficit tonight. Bryant finished with 39 points on 13-for-27 shooting. He was 5 of 7 from 3-point range. He also had five rebounds and five assists in 47 minutes, 15 seconds. Lamar Odom added 20 points, Pau Gasol had 17 points and 16 rebounds and Andrew Bynum had 16 points. Spencer Hawes led the Kings with a career-high 30 points. Bryant also has beaten Miami and Milwaukee at the buzzer this season. He scored 27 points in the second half tonight.
“Crazy,” Bynum said of Bryant’s game-winner. “That was unbelievable. They keep leaving him wide open. That’s what he does. That’s why he’s the best.”